Urban Dream Granada Hotel
What We Love
- A modern hotel in gorgeous Granada, with breakfast and a discount at the gastro loungeEnjoying Granada's custom of serving free tapas with your drinks
- Marveling at the stunning Alhambra palace, a 20-minute bus ride away
- Making the most of your discount at the exquisite Urban Gastro Lounge
What To Know
- The city center is just a short walk from the hotel or you can hail a taxi
- There's no onsite parking but you can easily find a street spot nearby or at the parking garage just down the street
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The name of this hotel is right on the money, offering rooms decked out with modern furniture, complimentary Wi-Fi and a lounge bar serving delectable tapas – all set in Granada’s Camino de Ronda neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from the beautiful city center.
With the Hotel Urban Dream Granada as your base, you can admire the Renaissance cathedral and stroll plazas teeming with bars, before choosing where to pause for an aperitif and tapas. The jaw-dropping Alhambra palace is a pleasant 20-minute stroll away, and just down the road, you can spread out for a sunny picnic in the landscaped Federico García Lorca Park.
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is an impressive spectacle, but there’s a lot to explore in the surrounding area, too. To see some of Spain’s natural beauty, head to Sierra Nevada National Park, an hour’s drive east of the city, and admire the gushing rivers and beautiful pine forests.
Decorated in crisp whites and cool blues or neutrals, the Double rooms here are fresh and inviting. Sleek, contemporary furnishings and plush bedding create the perfect retreat to come home to after a day of sightseeing, sangria and tapas.
Great food is a priority at Hotel Urban Dream Granada, with chefs providing a varied buffet-style breakfast each morning and further gastronomic delights later in the day. All this is whipped up at the show-cooking stations using fresh ingredients and authentic flavors. There’s also the Urban Gastro Lounge, which serves traditional local tapas and drinks.
The magical heart of Granada is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, which itself is located on the central Camino de Ronda. Here, you’re within walking distance of restaurants, fantastic shopping, historic buildings and buzzing nightlife.
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An excellent hotel in the main part of Granada. Rooms a bit small but hotel is excellent in all other ways. the food at breakfasts and dinner were plentiful and absolutely delicious with excellent service. Highly recommended.
We spent 3 nights at this hotel and I cannot say anything bad about it. It was extremely clean, modern, good amenities and staff was friendly.
The room was big, there was a safe and a fridge which are always nice.
It is about 20 minutes walk from Centro but i actually prefer it like this. There is also a supermarket 1 minute away and lots of restaurants accross the street.
There is an indoor parking but not at the hotel, maybe 300 m further. It is a paid parking and the hotel can give you a voucher to save about 3 euros a day. The parking is about 14 euros a day, a very big and easy to access one. If you are travelling by car, the hotel is easily accessible when entering the city so no traffic.
There was a bar and the possibility to have breakfast but we did not try thise
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as part of a Travelsphere tour of Andalucia. Although we didn't have to check in personally, so can't comment on reception staff, first impressions were not good. The hotel is on a busy main road in a rather unsalubrious looking part of the city - it takes less than half an hour to walk from the Cathedral in the city centre but the walk is through a rather run down area. There seemed to be nowhere to eat near the hotel except take away pizza and kebab type cafés with small seating areas, although there is a supermarket a couple of buildings along.
The hotel's two lifts are tiny, room for 4 people without suitcases. We were disappointed by our small and dark room, 505, mostly taken up with the two single beds pushed together to form a double, with separate bedding. I think reviewers that mentioned their "spacious" room must have upgraded. The bathroom was tiny and as other reviewers have mentioned the towels were small and thin. However, both bedroom and bathroom were clean enough.
Dinner was included and both the dining room and the food were just like a college canteen. The food was set out in a canteen-style buffet. There were very few labels and I found it impossible to find out what was vegetarian: there were no staff to ask when I was at the buffet. My husband had a real "ham" hamburger, which was bright pink, but when a fellow traveller managed to ask the chef what it was made of the chef said "chicken". As the colleague said, "If this is chicken, then we're in deep trouble!"
I started with a salad made up of separate items and a roll, then spinach cannelloni with what I thought were crispy potatoes but turned out to be some form of meat (I didn't eat them) and a sort of ratatouille. Even the green beans had prawns mixed in with them. I skipped dessert. As mentioned before by others, serving drinks was a shambles but I did manage to get a glass of white wine. I was charged for a wine and two beers but my husband had had only one beer - one was for the man next to me who thankfully gave me the cash and I paid in cash.
Breakfast the next morning, at 7 am, was heaving with groups who had to get somewhere. Ours had timed tickets for the Alhambra, another group was leaving.... Queues for the buffet were unbelievablly long and the two coffee machines and the juice machine were at the end of the buffet counters, and operating them took so much time, holding everyone up. The experience was so bad and stressful I can't even remember what I had to eat!
After our wonderful visit to the Alhambra we came back to the hotel and had coffee and tea in the bar, which was ok but with only high stools and tables.
At breakfast the second day, at 7.30, the people in our group were just about the only ones in the buffet room, hooray, a much better experience although the food choice was quite limited: pastries, rolls, some fruit, cheese, plain yogurt and cooked dishes.
Everyone in our group was complaining about this hotel, it certainly wasn't an urban "dream".